Am preparing the final return for the estate. There is no income to report.

There were probate-ONLY-related expenses (attorney, court filings, announcements in newspapers).

I am defeated in knowing--given there is no income to report--whether the probate-related expenses:

  • get reported on the 1041 as deductible losses
  • travel to the K-1s as deductible losses to the beneficiaries

Before posting, I found the following two resources, which heightened my awareness that maybe the probate-ONLY-related fees are deductible and apportionable.

Maybe I've just been been dealing with the estate uglies for too long and am missing the obvious.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.